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Dec 27, 2012 8:00am PST
boehner's decision to kick four tea party-backed congressman out of key committee assignments. >> i'm out there because i had serious concerns about the ethical and moral behavior of the senior leadership. i don't particularly want to discuss that at length. i think it will be resolved. i am consoled by my certain knowledge that time wounds all heal. it has nothing to do with john boehner's misguided steps that he could discipline his colleagues in this conference, all of whom were elected as republicans on the republican ticket, or the notion that people have been dreaming about since 2009 that the tea party will dry up and blow away. these tea party activists are people with long standing commitment to ideals and note their activism matters. they will be there and the next election cycle. >> that was former house majority leader dick armey. freedomworks has been pivotal force behind the victories of tea party candidates are recent years. the money for dick armey's exit came from illinois billionaire richard stephenson, founder of the for-profit cancer trim centers of america
Jan 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
torrent of criticism from in his own party, u.s. house speaker john boehner has set a timeline for voting on $60 billion in relief for superstorm sandy. boehner has pledged to bring $9 billion in aid to the floor on friday followed by a $51 billion package on jerry 15. he canceled an expected vote this week on sandy relief, prompting outrage from republicans in northeastern states pounded by the storm. in particular, new jersey governor chris christie hammered boehner, he called the house speaker four times tuesday night after being informed the bill had been pulled. during a 40-minute news conference wednesday, governor christie called boehner's decision "disappointing and disgusting to watch" and condemned the gop's "toxic internal politics." in our hour of desperate need, we have left waiting for help six times longer than the victims of katrina with no end in sight. americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partisanship of this congress, which places one upmanship ahead of the lives of citizens who set these people to washington, d.c. in the first place. those in
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
americans. senate majority leader on thursday accused house speaker john boehner of holding up a deal. >> the american people i don't think understand the house representative is operating without the house of representatives. it is being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the house representatives to get what they want. >> adding to the urgency surrounding the talks, treasury secretary timothy geithner warned this week the u.s. will not be able to pay its creditors after monday unless the debt ceiling is raised. we will have more on the fiscal cliff talks, speaking with congressmember dennis kucinich after the headlines. environmental protection agency head lisa jackson has announced a resignation ahead of president obama's second term. jackson departs after a four- year tenure that saw advances in the regulation of environmentally harpo practices such as mountaintop removal and the emissions of harmful chemicals from industrial plants. it was marred by a number of key disappointments on environmental issues. president obama rejected jackso
Jan 2, 2013 8:00am PST
speaker john boehner backed the deal, but many of his top lieutenants voted against it, including majority leader eric cantor. some democrats oppose the deal. in the senate, iowa democrat tom harkin was one of eight senators who voted against it. >> i am not saying everything this deal is bad. there are some good parts to this. but i repeat, i am concerned about this constant drift bit by bit, deal by deal toward more deficits, less job creation, more and fairness, less economic justice. a society where the gap goes wider between the few who have much in the many who have too little. so, mr. president, for these reasons, i must in good conscience vote no on this bill. >> despite passage of the deal, many in the u.s. was the tax increase after the expiration of the payroll tax cut enacted in 2011. when we come back from the break, we will be joined by a boston economist juliet schor. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. back in a minute. ♪ [music break] >> "unsatisfied." this is "democracy now!,", the war and peac
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